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Maritime Union concerned at treatment of Wellington Coroner 0

Maritime Union concerned at treatment of Wellington Coroner

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has spoken out against the replacement of Wellington coroner Garry Evans and paid tribute to his long service.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the Union has worked alongside Mr Evans going back at least 40 years.

Maritime Union calls for action on Cook Strait ferries 0

Maritime Union calls for action on Cook Strait ferries

The Maritime Union says that it has had enough of cowboy tactics on the Cook Strait after further revelations of another potential ferry
grounding that was narrowly avoided.

The Union is concerned about reports the ferry ‘Santa Regina’ was on auto pilot in the Tory Channel on June 9 in breach of Maritime Safety Authority rules.

Maritime Union backs Greenpeace protest action against bottom trawling 1

Maritime Union backs Greenpeace protest action against bottom trawling

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is supporting the direct action by Greenpeace activists on the Rainbow Warrior against bottom trawling fishing vessels in the Tasman Sea.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says it has become obvious that overfishing and bad practices such as bottom trawling were wrecking the environment, and would also destroy the industry that depends on the environment.